Gardai issue urgent warning as Storm Hannah expected to bring severe gusts to Limerick

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Gardai issue urgent warning as Storm Hannah expected to bring severe gusts to Limerick

Storm Hannah is due to hit Limerick this Friday afternoon

GARDAÍ have issued a warning to the public ahead of Storm Hannah, which is due to hit Limerick this Friday afternoon, bringing with severe winds and expected gusts of 110 to 130 km/h. 

A status orange wind warning is in place for Limerick Clare, Cork and Kerry from 4.00 pm this Friday until 5.00 am Saturday morning, Saturday 27th April, 2019. 

A status orange wind warning is also in place in Tipperary and Waterford from 10.00pm this Friday night, until 2.00am Saturday morning. 

“Cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians should be aware of the danger posed by high winds as they are particularly vulnerable,” a garda spokesperson said. 

“Drivers of high sided vehicles should take all necessary precautions and pay attention to the warnings.” 

“We ask people living near coastal, cliff and waterway areas, particularly those with children, to be extra cautious considering the gusty winds forecast.” 

The public is advised to heed Met Éireann warnings and to be aware of weather conditions. 

Updates will also be provided on the Garda website and social media accounts, and www.met.ie